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Is it possible to turn visible the invisible window's borders of Windows 10?

I would like to know whether at this precise moment after much months of the Windows 10 release, still doesn't exists any kind of hack or a official guided way to make visible the invisible window ...
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Rename “start” button text in Windows 7 Classic Theme

How to change start button text in the Windows 7 classic theme? I opened explorer.exe with Resource Hacker but cant find "start".
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Windows 10 Desktop Icons in Tile View Mode

Not sure why this is happening, but all my Windows 10 icons are listing their file size. Each icon has a KB or Byte list next to them and the icon box is super duper wide. Folders are not like this, ...
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windows 10 expanded desktop taskbar

When I have an extra monitor connected in expanded mode I see start button on both monitors operating independently. However, when you start items on the opposite monitor of the main display it still ...
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Applying custom icon to desktop alias

The way to change the icon picture of desktop aliases as described here which worked in Yosemite doesn't seem to work in El Capitan any more. When I paste from the clipboard an other icon's picture ...
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I need help VGA Dual screens

i am using a DVI to VGA converter and a VGA Splitter. My main display is HDMI, and I have two other monitors, that are VGA. And it won't expand the screen, it will only duplicate.
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Wallpapers don't look good even when using my monitor resolution

So, I've been having an issue lately with my computer that's making wallpapers look kind of "bad quality" My monitor is 1920x1080, 16:9 and I'm using 1080p wallpapers, and they have a sort of ...
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How to install or upgrade to gnome v3.20.X in Kali Linux?

I am running gnome v3.18.1 on Kali Linux & want to upgrade to gnome v3.20.X. Steps I followed: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get install gnome-shell ...
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Change Windows 10 Start Menu Icon

I want to change the icon in the start menu: I'm willing to mess with the Registry, and I am well aware that I should make backups (and do!) How will I accomplish this? Edit: I do not want to ...
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How to modify/re-position GUI element in taskmgr Windows 7?

For instance, Windows 7 x64 SP1. Is there any workaround or trick/tip (with resource editing tool, ect...) doing the reposition the number of graph in CPU usage history panel in Performance tab of ...
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In Windows 10, can I shuffle a different wallpaper on each of four displays?

I'm running Windows 10 and have two ATI Radeon HD 5750 video cards outputting to four monitors. I like to have my wallpapers shuffle through my favorite pictures. Is there a way to have each monitor ...
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How do I get a “my computer” icon on the desktop in Kali linux?

How do I get a "my computer" icon on the desktop in Kali Linux rolling edition 2016.1 and get access to the hard drives? I tried dconf-editor through the terminal, then I navigated to org/gnome/...
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Desktop ListView arrange icons?

Following the directions in this question, I was able to set my desktop to list view, which is awesome. My goal was to put the shortcut name to the right. Mission accomplished. However, now all my ...
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windows 10 desktop slideshow ignores the time interval

When using slideshow as windows 10 desktop background it wont attend to the interval time I set to change pictures. I set the time to "1 hour" but some times it changes in 5 minutes and some times it ...
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Which version of Windows introduced the “Span” wallpaper style?

I am refactoring an old program that I wrote which will set the user's wallpaper to NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day, each day. I'm programming one part that will let the user specify which style ...
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Is there a way to “pin” an open folder to the Mac desktop

I'm sorry if this question is somewhat convoluted but I'm having trouble putting what I'm looking for into words. I'm wondering if there is any type of extension / 3rd party tool that allows for ...
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Desktop background image from a website?

Is it possible that desktop background image automatically comes from a website? For example, I want to have my desktop image from http://xkcd.com/ homepage? There is a discussion on how to get the ...
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Change images in Windows 10 pre-login screen

In Windows 10, before I select a user and login. Before the one that looks like this: There are a number of background images that get cycled every now and again. How do I change which images are ...
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windows 10 disable “change picture every”

I have two background pictures, one landscape, one portrait. I don't want them to change. Unfortunately, when I go to Personalization, and click change picture every, there is no option for it. I ...
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Is it possible to move “All apps” to the top of the Windows 10 start menu?

When the start menu is in a vertical position (e.g. left edge), the Start Menu button is on the top (and can't be moved from there). Clicking it causes the start menu to open (as expected) but then ...
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How do I apply my background image to putty tabs in conemu?

Here's conemu looking fabulous on a command window. But we lose the background image in a putty tab? What should I do to get the background image applied to all of my tabs?
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How to disable sound when background image in Windows 10 changes

I have a theme with several background images in Windows 10. The background image automatically changes every x minutes. That's fine, but at the same time a sound is played. How can I disable this ...
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How do I use windows 10's lock-screen background for desktop

I've noticed that my windows 10 laptop has a really nice, automatic updating lock screen background, is there a way to use the same background for my desktop? The background image is stored somewhere ...
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How to Save Desktop icon layout position with a different profile for one or two monitors

i am working with a laptop at work, now, when im sitting at the office, i use dual monitor settings, and when i work outside the office, i work with only 1 monitor. the desktop icons are driving me ...
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Undo Show Desktop on Mac Pro OS 10.10

I did the thumb/three finger swipe to move all the open windows to the borders. However, I cannot undo this action! All my windows are on the borders, some of which I cannot even grab. F11 does NOT ...
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Windows 10 icons appearance changed

A cat slept on the keyboard and all my desktop icons are now looking like in the picture : Three lines of text description to the right of the image. How can I fix it to see the normal behavior ( one ...
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How to set a website with live information as desktop wallpaper

Here is a great map of the Earth showing live information about winds and temperature. Is it possible to set this as a desktop background with automatic updating every few hours (the map itself ...
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Custom PC won't boot

Recently replaced PSU and now pressing the power button gives less than a second of light, as well as psu and cpu fans spinning ~ one revolution before stopping again. Have tried clearing CMOS, all ...
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I need assistance with “power on” sound effects idea

I'm not really sure how to ask this question, so I'm going to give some background. Do you know on the Xbox consoles whenever you press the power button, it makes a noise? For example, from an ...
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Using Powershell To Download Pictures

I'm running Powershell 4.0 and I was wondering, it is possible to automate the task of downloading 5 pictures every day from a site and store them in my downloads folder? I prefer not to use any third ...
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In Windows 7, where is the setting for how often the desktop is changed stored?

On Windows 7, on Personalisation > Desktop Background, selecting multiple wallpapers enables an option called "Change picture every..." with a dropdown for options ranging from "10 seconds" to "1 day"....
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Change text colour of desktop icons on Windows 10

As the title says, is there any way to change the colour of text for the icons on your desktop in Windows 10? I have a lot of nature backgrounds so white tends to blend in. I have made them bold but ...
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How to change desktop background if “setting is disabled by an administrator”? [closed]

I use Windows 7 in an office. Over the weekend, our corporate overlords replaced everyone's desktop backgrounds (holiday photos, landscapes, family portraits) with company colours--lurid bright green. ...
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MATE: how to increase window resizing area

I use MATE on CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 and with both I have trouble resizing windows. It seems like I have to click on a 1px size line to change and that's a bit difficult with touchpad sometimes. ...
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Windows 10 Desktop Background duplicated on 2 monitors

Here is an example of what I mean There can only be 2 images on my monitors at one time. I have tried changing folders, manually setting the background to 3 pictures using Right Click → "Set ...
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Make time on bottom right disappear in Windows 8.1

I'm bored watching the time in Windows. I am currently using Windows 8.1 Do you know how can I make the time to disappear? Thanks in advance.
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Where are Windows 10 desktop wallpapers stored?

I plugged in a thumb drive to my pc, right-clicked on an image, and chose 'Set as desktop background'. The thumb drive was subsequently stolen. Windows obviously creates a copy on the image since it ...
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Is there a way to customize classic windows appearance futher than the built in software allows?

Specifically I'd like to customize the single pixel wide "rims" outlining each window box. I think the purpose of them is to create a 3d effect, but I find them too contrasty and distracting. If ...
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Setting desktop background to a solid color using DisplayFusion

I'd like to create a scripted function in DisplayFusion to set the Windows desktop background to a solid color. I've explored the BFS API and haven't found anything that appears to accomplish this. ...
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Handling NumLock on OS X with Karabiner

I'm trying to remap the numpad keys on Mac OS (El Capitan) with Karabiner to work similarly as in Windows (as I'm using a Windows keyboard with my Mac). I added the following line to enable toggling ...
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Multi-line labels in Nimi Places

How to enable multi-line labels (captions) in scaled grid style (fixed grid is too space wasting for my taste) in Nimi Places? For example how should one proceed to get COMODO Internet Security (...
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Blurred Desktop Background Image on Windows 7 Enterprise

I downloaded a few .jpg images with a resolution of 1440*900 (Same as the screen resolution of my desktop). However when I set it as desktop background it goes beyond the view and displays a blurred ...
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Script to change wallpaper in windows 10 not working

I am trying to get a script to work that will change the default wallpaper for windows 10 because I will be deploying Win10 to all clients. When I run the batch code below, it is not changing the ...
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Jump list items in Win 10 are too far apart

Is there a way to gain access to Windows 10's layout? The jump lists are clearly made with touch screen users in mind, with the end result of only managing to fit 18 or so items in a single jump list ...
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Change windows desktop background without admin-rights?

How change the desktop below into a desired background without admin-rights? I'm using Windows 7 and my account has no admin-rights.
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Make any windowed application 'Always On Top' without keyboard shortcut?

I've checked the previous question here, but unfortunately: DeskPin mostly doesn't work since Windows 8, and it still doesn't work in Windows 10 PowerMenu hasn't been updated since 2002, and does ...
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How to permanently hide a hidden system tray icon in Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 10

I have an application and it has a system tray icon. I don't want to display it. I hid the notification icon from settings, but it is visible with other inactive icons like the image below; But I ...
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In Windows 7, how do I change the picture position differently per desktop wallpaper?

I have about 10 desktop wallpapers on a slideshow, some I want to fill up the screen and others I want centered. If I select Fill for Picture Position then all the desktop wallpapers are set to fill.....
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How to have a solid color desktop background with AERO theme enabled on Windows 7?

I need the Aero theme enabled on my Windows 7 machine because a program I use requires it (Sticky Previews). However, I want a solid color as my desktop background. (I want this because I am ...
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Customize windows, then restore first time setup

How would you go about customizing windows 7 (installing drivers etc.) then deleting the user account used to customize it, and finally restoring the first time setup as if the OS were just installed?